Kirk Douglas — the father of the husband of the actress — tells the daughter about his turbulent past.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has admitted his love to his father — the legendary actor Kirk Douglas. She said she loves to listen to his stories about the past — the Golden age of Hollywood and the stars, which took the life of Douglas. And recently, Katherine has had the opportunity absolutely to officially ask her father to advise her about an old feud between the two superstars of Hollywood, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The fact that Zeta-Jones was played by the actress Olivia de Havilland in the TV series “the Feud” (Olivia is known to audiences primarily for her role as Melanie in “gone with the wind”. — Approx. ed.). This role was for Catherine a great gift. She since childhood obsessed with the Golden age of Hollywood. “I love glamour!, — says the actress. And unforgivable hopeless romanticism, amazing magic and sparkle. The power of the films created in that era. That special light that was put to the faces of the Actresses shined and glowed. What about all this magic and glamour I dreamed of when just was going to go to Hollywood.”
On that occasion, Catherine began to harass his father-in-law requests her to tell about those times. About Sinatra, Judy garland, Tony Curtis… “In this case I have an excuse: “You just help me in preparing for the role,” laughs the actress. And kirk helped. When I mentioned I was going to play Olivia, he dramatically shook his head and said, “Ah-Ah-Ah, Olivia…” And that was all: the admiration and reverence. I believe he expressed the universal feeling experienced by all the people who know her. About Bette Davis, he said that it was “a serious woman”. Saying that thought and cut out were made of iron, stubborn as a bull. And Joan Crawford — “this fucking psycho”. Here are the characteristics from my father-in-law! (Laughs.) I love the story you told me mother-in-law, Ann, wife of kirk. Once at the pool party she got very cold here often after sunset, even in summer the air is literally freezing and Ann was in a thin dress. And shivered in the cold. Bette Davis came to kirk and said in his slightly hoarse voice: “kirk, don’t be cheap, buy your girl a mink coat.” (Laughs.) And what do you think? After a few days at the door Ann was a box from an expensive Department store. And in her mink coat. Thus, the mother-in-law thanks to Bette Davis received her first fur. Enchanting story! Oh, how I’d love to be a fly on the wall, to witness what is happening in those days!”
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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas and kirk Douglas with his wife